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christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:26 am
by adam
Anyone got any thoughts on the boards Christenson is producing at Pukas? Mainly thinking about the quality of the glassing and finish. Thinking of ordering a Nautilus, but is it worth the effort of finding a US import?

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:00 am
by thechimp
adam wrote:Anyone got any thoughts on the boards Christenson is producing at Pukas? Mainly thinking about the quality of the glassing and finish. Thinking of ordering a Nautilus, but is it worth the effort of finding a US import?


Good question, both the Pukas and the Olatu factory website don't mention the boards are machine shaped, the only reference is the pdf file:
a new surfboards design and modeling process - EHU, google CNC machine at the Olatu factory to find it.

I've no doubt about the quality, now the factory is back up and running after last years fire, and will depend on what price you can get one for, but the import's resale value will always be more.

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 pm
by ears
I fondled a c bucket yesterday (as you do) made at pukas, wrapped in volan and it was pretty flawless.. the owner of said board also had a christenson fish from Pukas and the glassing was ridiculously light.. you could fart at the board and it would ding.. he surfed it twice and took it back to down the line.. i think the current boards coming out of pukas are pretty spot on - arguably the moonlight finished boards are better.. but getting them made by cnc in spain or in cali doesnt seem to make much difference. I don't think any of christensons boards are hand shapes so shouldn't really be an issue.. I also think Nautilus are rare as rocking horse poo.. so you may have to go custom :-)

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:42 pm
by ears
forgot to add.. he had a cali made fish as well so could make the comparison, i've got a US made c bucket which is still going strong.. :-)

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:27 pm
by WeAreMemories
DTL are taking custom orders till 9th June as CC is visiting Europe, might be a good option for shipping, and touched by the hand of the man.

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:42 pm
by adam
I new CC was coming hence the question. Sounds like the quality is good then, thanks guys. Now, has anyone ridden a Nautilus?

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:57 am
by thechimp
You could try asking Captain Nemo............... :-)

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:08 pm
by buttholesurfer
One of the ‘Lucky Bastards’ are over seeing much of the CC glassing now and everything is CNC’d. Blanks and glassing seem on par with Moonlight now.

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm
by buttholesurfer
^^^I take back all I’ve said from the above comment...you get a Christenson Pukas made board it’s a 50/50 split, it’s either good or shocking. Seeing as the price is premium, I’m sure a lot of folks are turned off by the reviews. End of the day if you’re paying £700 plus for a board you want a top board.

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:27 pm
by Chrisisted
I’ve enjoyed surfing my Tracker 2.0, had it out a few times in France. I will report back on build quality after a few more surfs. Seems ok so far - fingers crossed

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:15 pm
by rodent
Any update to the quality of the European glass

Thinking of a new stick

:-D

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 am
by ears
ooh hello.. what model are you after??

Also any more reviews of flat tracker 2.0??

Re: christenson - Pukas vs US made

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:02 pm
by Chrisisted
rodent wrote:Any update to the quality of the European glass

Thinking of a new stick

:-D

My flat tracker 2 is Pukas finished & ive had no problems with it.
I find it a very versatile board and have enjoyed surfing it in a lot of different conditions